The following article and infographic was shared by The R&B Group from FAO. Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being.
The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages of forest and farm producer getting organised in order to improve the access to market and the income, to amplify their voice in decision making, and to ensure tenure rights, and human well-being.
R&B Group is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden poles for the domestic and international markets. The company has grown considerably over the years to the extent that we now own two treating plants, situated in Harding and Richmond, in the province of KwaZulu- Natal. The treatment plants are ideally situated in the heart of the "green belt" which is timber land that stretches from Harding right through to Pietermaritzburg. HTT is SABS certified and NFP is SATAS certified. Altogether the R&B Group Comprises of 19 Separate Entities. Which are made up of Timber Treatment Plants, Value Adding Factories, Farms, and Retail Outlets.